Glan is a first class municipality in the province of Sarangani, Philippines. According to 2010 census, it has a population of 106,518 people.
Glan is located on the west by Sarangani Bay, on the north by Davao del Sur, and on the south by the Celebes Sea. It is largely based on agriculture with a high level production of copra. Aquaculture is the second biggest income earner, notably milkfish and shrimps culture. Other agricultural products are coconuts, maize, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes, pork, eggs, beef, and fish.
The economy has accelerated in the past decade driven by advances in global communication technology and the finishing of a modern highway that tremendously improved trade and transport. It has also benefited from its political role as the seat of the provincial government.
As of 2010, it has a total voting population of 56,881 voters.
After the surrender of all regular forces in the Philippines in 1942, Glan was apparently not occupied for some time by the Japanese. On May 2, 1943, 170 Japanese and supporting forces landed. These landings were fiercely contested by guerrilla forces, who, outnumbered and outgunned, retreated from the area.
Glan is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.
- Big Margus
- E. Alegado
- Glan Padidu
- New Aklan
- Rio Del Pilar
- San Jose
- San Vicente
- Small Margus
|Population census of Glan
|Source: National Statistics Office
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- ^ Kent Holmes, Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippines: Fighting the Japanese Occupation, 1942-1945 (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2015), p. 112.